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Kentucky Healthcare Colleges

57 Colleges
17,630 Yearly Graduations
$55,731 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,273 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, Kentucky is ranked #19 in the country with 17,630 degrees handed out in 2019. Kentucky colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,933 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $19,610 per year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Kentucky take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,818 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
1,348 Yearly Degrees
$12,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Kentucky is 29,402, of which 22,236 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,622 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UK is 4.5 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UK take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,661 a year. UK has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,102 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,553 full-time undergraduates at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and 10,143 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

28% of Bluegrass Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bluegrass Community and Technical College is $23,800.

Public Public vs. Private
1,012 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,327 students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in total, 2,074 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,019 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,900 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
892 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,108 undergraduates at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville, of which 1,067 are full-time, and there are 2,126 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,389 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Galen College of Nursing - Louisville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
865 Yearly Degrees

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#6

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
848 Yearly Degrees
$9,876 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,662 undergraduates at Eastern, of which 9,908 are full-time, and there are 14,980 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

62% of Eastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,730 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern is $29,800.

#7

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
770 Yearly Degrees
$10,802 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,895 undergraduates at WKU, of which 11,815 are full-time, and there are 18,171 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WKU is 4.5 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

57% of WKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,901 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WKU is $28,200.

Public Public vs. Private
748 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,060 full-time undergraduates at Jefferson Community and Technical College, and 12,560 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,525 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Jefferson Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
726 Yearly Degrees
$11,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,860 undergraduates at UofL, of which 11,560 are full-time, and there are 21,670 students altogether. For undergraduates at UofL, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

48% of UofL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,621 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofL is $34,800.

#10

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
674 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Madisonville Community College is 3,737, which includes 1,019 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,039 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Madisonville Community College is $24,700.

#11

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
671 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,205 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 5,644 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at SCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,189 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCC is $20,100.

Public Public vs. Private
598 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,889 students at Maysville Community and Technical College in total, 1,349 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Maysville Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,488 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Maysville Community and Technical College is $21,600.

Public Public vs. Private
558 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ashland Community and Technical College is 2,598, which includes 1,295 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

36% of ACTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,018 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees
$4,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,271 full-time undergraduates at Gateway, and 4,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Gateway take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,221 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
462 Yearly Degrees
$10,296 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,664 students at NKU in total, 11,868 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,243 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

58% of NKU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,480 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
442 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,051 full-time undergraduates at Hazard Community and Technical College, and 3,245 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Hazard Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,589 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hazard Community and Technical College is $20,200.

Public Public vs. Private
345 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is 3,503, which includes 1,264 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

24% of Southeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,517 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
343 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,004 students at Owensboro Community and Technical College in total, 1,622 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

17% of Owensboro Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#19

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees
$12,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,318 students at Sullivan University in total, 2,624 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,636 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,724 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sullivan University is $26,000.

#20

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
329 Yearly Degrees
$9,174 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,556 students at Murray State in total, 8,139 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,190 are full-time. For undergraduates at Murray State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,696 a year. Murray State has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Murray State is $29,700.

Public Public vs. Private
326 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,304 students at SKYCTC in total, 1,785 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at SKYCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,775 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SKYCTC is $24,900.

#22

MedQuest College

Louisville, Kentucky
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
317 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at MedQuest College is 410, which includes 410 full-time undergraduates. MedQuest College has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 86% of students at MedQuest College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#23

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Public Public vs. Private
304 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,655 students at Hopkinsville Community College in total, 921 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,909 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hopkinsville Community College is $22,600.

Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$4,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,648 students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in total, 2,254 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is $23,800.

#25

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$42,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,553 undergraduates at Bellarmine U, of which 2,416 are full-time, and there are 3,331 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bellarmine U is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Bellarmine U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,093 a year. Bellarmine U has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

Other Kentucky Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Morehead State University 262
27 Spalding University 248
28 Big Sandy Community and Technical College 226
29 Beckfield College - Florence 174
30 University of Pikeville 165
31 ATA College 158
32 University of the Cumberlands 149
33 Henderson Community College 135
34 American National University - Lexington 96
35 Union College Kentucky 88
36 Midway University 76
37 Ross Medical Education Center - Erlanger 68
38 Medical Career & Technical College 65
39 Lexington Healing Arts Academy 64
40 Galen College of Nursing - ARH 59
41 Thomas More College 55
42 Ross Medical Education Center - Owensboro 52
43 Ross College-Hopkinsville 51
44 Kentucky Christian University 48
44 Lindsey Wilson College 48
46 Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training 42
47 Kentucky State University 40
48 Campbellsville University 38
49 Daymar College - Bowling Green 30
50 Georgetown College 24
51 Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education 18
52 Kentucky Wesleyan College 13
53 Brescia University 12
54 Berea College 8
55 Interactive College of Technology - Newport 2
55 Alice Lloyd College 2
57 Asbury University 0

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